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The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy
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Apr 20, 10

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Read from January 20 to April 17, 2010, read count: 1

Absolutely wonderful. McCarthy at his best. Billy is a well-rounded character, capable, restrained, loving and sympathetic. The land, as always, is a character of its own, the US/Mexico border specifically. Mexico is another world, a no-mans-land, an alien land. Billy and Boyd are met with constant challenges and difficulty, and characters that come in and out and philosophize and advise with their tales-within-a-tale. The prose is characteristically inventive, fluid, pointedly descriptive. Probably my favorite Cormac novel so far.
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message 1: by Dan (new) - rated it 5 stars

Dan Beatty Matt, I'm on page 155 and don't know if you have read to that point yet, but from pg. 139-155 is a story that McCarthy inserted in the reading that was difficult for me to follow until I read it 3 times. He gets very deep and I sometimes have difficulty with his wordiness and structure (or whatever it is called) I just wanted to know what you thought about that part of the book--Let me know when you get there or if you already have. Dad

Matt I'm just BARELY starting there. I'll read more of it this weekend, and let you know.

Heather excellent review matt. my sentiments exactly. this and suttree are probably my two favorite cormacs, can't wait to hear what you think of that one. i wish you were closer and we'd have a book group meeting pronto.

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